APRIM (Asia-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting) (※1), an international meeting of the IAU(※2), will be held in Koriyama, Fukushima(※3) Prefecture in the summer of 2023.
The announcement was made on May 26, 2021 at a meeting of the IAU subcommittee under the Committee for Physics, Science Council of Japan(※4).
This will be the third APRIM held in Japan following those held in 1984(Kyoto) and 2002(Tokyo).

WATANABE Junichi, Vice-Director General (on General Affairs) of Inter-University Research Institute Corporation,
National Institutes of Natural Sciences, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Visiting Professor, Deputy Center Director of ARC-Space)(※5),
Professor DEMURA Hirohide (Director of ARC-Space), Professor NAKASATO Naohito, Senior Associate Professor HIRATA Naru, and Associate Professor KITASATO Kohei of the University of Aizu made an effort that the conference would be held in Fukushima Prefecture.

The details of the conference will be decided from now on.
These faculty members of UoA, Koriyama City Fureai Science Museum, the College of Engineering, Nihon University and others will prepare for it.

The opening ceremony of APRIM 2017 held in Taipei. (Credit: ASROC)

BIG PALETTE FUKUSHIMA, venue for the next APRIM meeting in 2023.

(Publication date: May 26, 2021)

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